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5   in Vermont Vermont159 Miles

By KerriOber
on August 1, 2007

3.7out of 5

5 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start
in Brattleboro VT, head north out of town
on RT 30. Since we were traveling from the
Boston Area, and left in the afternoon,
we stopped at the Stone
Boat Inn
, in Jamaica VT. Nice place.
Nothing fancy, but clean, quaint rooms,
and a nice continental breakfast. Just after
Jamaica, we turned North onto RT100. Zowie!
What a ride! Gorgeous scenery, and tons
of bikes to wave at. In Weston, Vermont,
we stopped to visit the famous Vermont Country
store, and another general store right in
town. Then, we traveled on to Ludlow, and
ate lunch at a fantastic BBQ place. Shortly
after that, you begin skirting the Green
Mountain National Forest
, and your definition
of beautiful expands just a bit. We rode
along this route until it crossed RT 2,
and turned onto RT 2 to ride into Burlington.
Rt 2 runs along Interstate 89, and was really
gusty. Next time we ride up this way, I
think we'll stay on 100, until it runs into
15, and take that into Burlington. Burlington
is a great place to go to, but it honestly
is the most urbane spot in Vermont. There's
lots of chain stores, and you'll see more
chi-chi folks there than anywhere else in
the state.

Scenery

You go through some beautiful country, forests, and mountain passes on this route. Except for RT 2, everything is a postcard. Rivers, covered bridges, waterfalls, little towns, mountain views- it's great!

Road Quality

Roads are in fine shape. This route doesn't go through any twisty mountain passes, but there are inclines, and declines. No traffic to worry about.

Roadside Amenities

You can't beat this route for places to stop, and enjoy the scenery, or for places to shop and eat. Lots of choices, and plenty of places to gas up, though look for gas stations once you start getting low. There's a few spots where there's a good 20 miles between gas stations. The only not so great part, is Rt 2, which I describe below.

Note: Even though it was August, it was unseasonably cold and windy on our trip. It got down to 40 on Friday night, and maybe skinned 60 on Saturday. Because of that, we skipped the usual pilgrimage to the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Plant, just North of RT2 on 100. If you go up that way, and your lips aren't blue, it's definitely worth a stop.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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By Guest
on April 2, 2011 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

A small group of us road from brattleboro ( RT 9 ) to Wilmington.Then (RT 100 ) to ( RT 2 ) in Waterbury. West on ( RT 2 ) and into burlington. What a great time, A 7 HR trip after stops at the flea market in Wilmington, food-fuel. A care free trip with lots of places to venture.

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By Guest
on July 22, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Lived in VT for 30 years and route 100 has always been great. Try leaving 100 in Hancock and take 125 to route 116 in Bristol. Great ride.

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By Guest
on February 21, 2008 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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I give that a freakin' awesome :-) RT 100 is a great piece of road.

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By Larry in MA
on September 16, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport

VT Route 100 is perfect for a long relaxed ride. Pleasant curves, generally good road conditions, light traffic, excellent scenery. Highly recommended.

Note: several relatively long sections in in Northern VT were under construction when we went through this summer. Not pleasant, but it should be temporary.

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By Guest
on July 6, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

2.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Goldwing

Motorcycle Type Touring

Do not take Rt 100 south of Montpieller it is all gravel for about 16 miles horrible!

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